“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” by Hippocrates
We all love to live a healthy life and want to be medication free. Our food is at the foundation of our life and our health. Quality food becomes the core in our health – There are increasing concern on food safety globally and as a team of naturopaths and herbalists, Bonum Trees take the quality of food to our heart and committed to bringing you quality food that you can enjoy every day.
Soup has been a food in almost every cultures yet different ingredients are used and the way they are consumed also varies. The universal truth is, though – that soup is one of the most nourishing food for our body – it’s easily assimilated and its formulation flexibility can be adapted according to the season, the individual and the health condition. Herbs, as “special foods”, have active therapeutic properties as well as rich nutritional properties (essential vitamin, mineral and trace elements) that make them best absorbed as whole food and make the perfect companion to cooking soup.
Combining the “best food” (soup) with the best organic “special foods” (herbs), Bonum Trees bring you the “super premium food” that you can enjoy on a daily basis.
Principles and origins of herbal medicines differ in different cultures. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), energetics, tastes, and meridians form the basis in differential treatment of individuals. In Ayurvedic medicine (“the science of life”), developed thousands of years ago, believe that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance of mind, spirit and body. It differs from TCM that only herbs are used. Western herbal medicine has been traditionally focused on medicinal properties of herbs on the systems of an individual.
In promoting lactation, Tong Cao (Medulla Tetrapanacis) is frequently used in TCM. It also has diuretic effect leading to potassium excretion. In western herbalism, fennel seed (Foeniculum vulgare) is often used for enhancing digestion and lactation. In Ayurveda, Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) increases prolactin which is an important hormone in boosting breast milk. Blessed thistle also has a similar prolactin boosting effect and liver soothing. In the optimal balancing of the quality of herbs and side effects, we choose fennel seed, shatavari and blessed thistle as the perfect combination in our Lactation soups & tea. Adding nourishing herbs and ingredients (like lycium berry that replenishes nutrition in breastfeeding), we have put together our synergistic formulation for the breastfeeding mother – A perfect exemplification of the synergy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and Western Herbalism!
Through the breadth and depth of our knowledge, our selection of premium quality organic herbs and ingredients, we like to help people to get to a sustainable healthy lifestyle, reinvigorating the natural healing power within each of our body from nature.